Your personal team of resume experts.
Let’s Eat, Grandma helps professionals rebrand themselves to land their dream jobs.
Our team of expert writers will rework your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and more to help you redefine your professional image. So far, we’ve helped over 10,000 job seekers across every industry and experience level through our writing services, live events, and instructional content. We can help you too!
“What’s with the name?”
It’s a grammar joke about the importance of commas. If you’re asking your grandma to eat and you forget a comma, you’ll end up saying “let’s eat grandma.” …which would not turn out well. Remember, professional writing saves lives!
All of our writers go through a rigorous training program, created by our founder Chris based on his qualifications as a Certified Professional Resume Writer. We pride ourselves on a writing process that prioritizes not only quality but individual attention. Here’s how it works:
1.) We Gather docs & Information
Once you place an order, you’ll be matched up with a writer. They’ll review your resume and cover letter, and you’ll fill out a detailed questionnaire (including jobs you’re interested in.)
2.) You Speak with Your Writer
During your scheduled 30-minute phone consultation, your friendly writer will spend time getting to know you and come up with a customized strategy for your documents.
3.) We Work on first Drafts
Over the following seven business days, your writer will be hard at work crafting your package. It will also be reviewed by the writer’s supervisor, who will ensure that your documents are clean, targeted, and bring out your best.
4.) We'll Revise the drafts for up to 7 business days
7 business days from your consultation, you’ll receive rough drafts in PDF form. As these are your documents and we cannot literally get inside your head (yet!), you’ll have another 7 business days to communicate any and all desired changes to your writer.
5.) You'll receive Final Drafts and a Follow-Up Call
Once you’re satisfied with your revisions, you’re good to go! We’ll send you final drafts of each document in both Word and PDF format and finalize all changes to your LinkedIn. If you signed up for a complimentary follow-up when you ordered, we’ll give you a call to see how your job search is going.
What’s the Phone Consultation Like?
Nervous about working with a resume writer for the first time? Don’t be! Our writers are hired not just for their writing ability, but also their interpersonal communication.
Check out this video to see how easy, helpful, and fun your phone consultation can be.
Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifications do your writers have?
Our writers come from backgrounds in communications and business writing. They’ve all been hired for not only their writing and editing aptitude but also their interpersonal skills and professionalism.
Our founder, Chris Villanueva, is a Certified Professional Resume Writer with the National Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.
He knew Let’s Eat, Grandma needed even more rigorous training than his certification course, so he developed LEG University. This 8-week training program is mandatory for all of our writers – it turns already experienced writers into resume experts.
I’ve seen a lot of non-traditional resumes that stand out with infographics and humor. Will you write me one of those?
We can create for you a clean and creatively designed resume that matches your requests and passes through ATS systems. We do not, however, use infographics, images, or humor in our resumes.
Creative resumes with non-traditional formatting are often appropriate and effective for creative fields, such as graphic design and the fine arts. They can also work well for small, alternative organizations where they will fit the company culture.
In any other situation, however, resumes like these are risky. They usually do terribly in Applicant Tracking Systems, and they can, in some cases, be perceived by hiring managers as unprofessional.
How do you tailor my resume for the jobs I want? Will it pass through Applicant Tracking Systems?
Absolutely! We’ve done exhaustive research into ATS software, and stay up to date with everything these infernal machines do and don’t like to see on resumes.
All of our resumes have ATS-friendly formatting and even come tailored with ATS keywords for the jobs you submit. Attach some job descriptions you’re looking into in our questionnaire, and your writer will naturally integrate keywords from them into your resume. They’ll also give you ATS tips on tailoring and submitting your resume for each job.
Will you scan my resume to tell me how it will do in the ATS?
To pass through ATS systems, a resume needs to be tailored to each individual job posting it’s submitted to. Since every ATS, every job, and every recruiter are different, it’s difficult and not very fruitful to give a general score on how one resume will perform.
Your writer will integrate ATS keywords in your resume for the jobs you send them and also give you guidance on how to tailor it further for each job you submit it to. We also offer plenty of resources to help you with this.
Do you work on Academic CV’s or Federal Resumes?
Not at this time, unfortunately. Academic CV’s and Federal Resumes have specific conventions that are different from the typical professional resumes that we specialize in.
Please still contact us, though, if you need help with your cover letter, LinkedIn, or any other application documents!
My resume is fine, but I’m not getting a job. Can you help me with interviewing, networking, or confidence?
Our Team & Our Story
Founded by brothers Chris and Matt Villanueva, Let’s Eat, Grandma is a company with a mission. After graduating from Cornell University and excelling in the hospitality industry, Chris and Matt decided to apply their passions for people and service to one of the most stressful areas of life: job hunting. Applying for a new job is a long, difficult process at any age. We’re driven to make that process easier, giving you the tools and the confidence to improve your life.